Saudi Arabia want to see surface-to-air missiles (SAM’s) given to the moderate opposition in Syria

Thats according to an interview by German based news outlet Spiegel Online with the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir recently. Saudi Arabia would like to see surface to air missiles sent to moderate deemed opposition forces in Syria but do not want them to fall into the wrong hands. SPIEGEL: Is…Read more Saudi Arabia want to see surface-to-air missiles (SAM’s) given to the moderate opposition in Syria

Western deemed moderate groups form new coalition in Aleppo, Syria

Recently a number of Western deemed moderate groups have announced the formation of a new military coalition called Jaysh/Jaish Halab (Army of Aleppo), under the command of former Ahrar al Sham leader or emir Hashem al Sheikh. According to The Long War Journal, the groups that have allegedly joined the newly formed coalition are the…Read more Western deemed moderate groups form new coalition in Aleppo, Syria

Long standing tensions are at breaking point between Turkey and Kurds, not to mention Turkey and Russia

In recent days, Turkish forces have shelled Kurdish held areas across the border in Syria allegedly in response to (PYD) YPG fighters capturing more areas along the Turkish Syrian border and allegedly attacking Turkish military outposts. Turkey has requested that the Kurdish YPG give up territory recently gained in Aleppo province along the Turkish border…Read more Long standing tensions are at breaking point between Turkey and Kurds, not to mention Turkey and Russia

Baroness Valerie Amos, former UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs hit the nail on the head regarding the Syrian conflict

Baroness Valerie Amos, former UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs hit the nail on the head regarding the Syrian situation this morning in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. BBC Radio 4 (15 Feb 2016) - Today: (Fast forward to 02:33:30 - 2 hours, 33 minutes and 30 seconds to hear the…Read more Baroness Valerie Amos, former UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs hit the nail on the head regarding the Syrian conflict

UK Secretary of State Philip Hammond claims Syria’s moderate opposition forces now number 150,000

According to the UK Secretary of State MP Philip Hammond appearing on The Andrew Marr show on the 14 February 2016, Syria's moderate opposition forces allegedly now number 150,000. BBC One (14 Feb 2016) - The Andrew Marr show: (Fast forward to 47:15 to hear Philip Hammond discuss Syria and state the number of 150,000…Read more UK Secretary of State Philip Hammond claims Syria’s moderate opposition forces now number 150,000

Saudi and Turkish forces looking to enter Syria soon to fight IS

As previously reported on The WIDER View, Saudi and Turkish troops (possibly other Gulf states) could be making an entrance into Syria shortly. According to Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the 13 February 2016, Saudi troops and jets are deploying in Turkey ready for a possible combined intervention to tackle IS. The Independent article…Read more Saudi and Turkish forces looking to enter Syria soon to fight IS